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Local Resources for Seniors
Within the Washington DC area there  is a countless number of resources available to seniors and their families. Below we have listed a few agencies that our members might find useful.

GENERAL RESOURCES

DC Office on Aging

A DC government office whose mission is to "advocate, plan, implement, and monitor programs in health, education, employment, and social services which promote longevity, independence, dignity and choice for our senior citizens." They have a large amount of information, services, and resources that you can find through their website, by phone, or in person.

Website:http://www.dcoa.dc.gov

Email: dcoa@dc.gov

Address: 500 K Street, NE    Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (202) 724-5622

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The ADRC offers long-term care, discharge planning, and caregiver support options. They assist older adults and persons with disabilities in locating supportive services and eldercare resources so that they may continue living as they choose in their community. Using their web site, you can easily obtain information about the District's in-home and community-based services. On-site are a number of resources and staff members to assist clients including: social workers, an options counselor, income maintenance liaison, housing coordinator, and public health advisors.

Website: http://dcoa.dc.gov/DC/DCOA/ADRC/

Phone: (202) 724-5626

Iona Senior Services

Iona's mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. They educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. They offer an arts center, Age Well consultations, counseling/support groups, care management services, meal delivery services, and transportation.

Website:http://www.iona.org/

Address:Located next to the Tenleytown/AU Metro (Red Line)

4125 Albemarle Street N.W. 

Phone:202-895-9448    

Family Matters of Greater Washington

Family Matters provides assistance that impacts more than 12,000 children, youth, families and seniors each year.  Their spectrum of programs include: therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.

Website:http://familymattersdc.org/

Email:info@familymattersdc.org

Address:1509 16th Street, NW,Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 289-1510?


Hospital Safety Score

Family Matters As you prepare for your hospitalization, it may be helpful to know how your chosen hospital compares with others in terms of safety.
Here’s a link to a YouTube video that explains the Hospital Safety Score system:
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJP2rvBchnE



TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

The Washington Elderly Handicapped Transportation Service
Provides basic transportation for seniors who cannot access traditional transportation systems. Arrangements are made to transport elderly persons to essential medical appointments, dialysis sessions, appointments with public benefits agencies (Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, SSI, Social Security) and banking institutions, etc. To use the service, people must contact the Lead Agencies that serve the wards where they live.
Website: 
http://barneynh.org/wehts.html

Phone:(202) 715-7649

Address: 2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018

Call 'N' Ride Transportation Program
Provides a discount door-to-door taxicab transportation service for senior citizens, age 60 and over. Participants contact the Lead Agency serving their ward to obtain coupons for the taxi ride at a reduced cost. Seniors may use the coupons for any transportation purpose. The amount of the discount is based on a sliding fee scale.

Phone:(202) 715-7652

Address: Call 'N' Ride Transportation Program
2601 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Metro offers reduced fares and paratransit service for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Phone: (202) 962-2700
TTY (202) 628-8973

Address: Metro Headquarters
Transit Accessibility Center (Lobby Level)
600 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

ADULT EDUCATION

UDC - Institute of Gerontology Academy of Lifetime Learning

Adult educational programs provide opportunities for seniors to acquire knowledge, skills and general competence that will enable them to participate in the social, political, and intellectual life of the community. These programs encourage lifelong learning. There is no fee for service.

Website: http://www.udc.edu/college_arts_and_sciences/about_us_0

Address: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Building 32, Rm203

Washington, D.C. 20008

Phone: (202) 274-6651

Georgetown University Senior Citizen Non-Degree Auditor Program

People over 65 years of age may audit undergraduate level courses (course numbers 400 and lower). Courses are available for audit if space is available and if the courses are chosen from the regular undergraduate offerings of the University. Registration fee is only $50.

Website: http://scs.georgetown.edu/departments/33/senior-citizen-non-degree-auditor-program

Email: Anne Ridder at riddera@georgetown.edu.

Phone: (202) 687-5706

LEGAL SERVICES

Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) – AARP

The LCE handles cases for Washington, D.C. residents age 60 and older as well as Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability cases for D.C. residents age 55 and older. They handle civil legal matters using staff attorneys, private practice attorneys, and specially trained volunteers. They also offer referrals. The LCE’s most common cases deal with  foreclosures, landlord/tenant issues, social security and SSI denials, terminations and overpayments, guardianships, home repair fraud, Medicaid, Medicare, wills, powers of attorney, and property tax. They give priority to clients who are in greater financial or legal need.

Website: http://www.aarp.org/states/dc/LCE.html

Address: 601 E Street, NW, Room A-4, D.C. 20049

Phone: (202) 434-2120

Email: lce@aarp.org

D.C. Office on Aging Notary Public Service

Legal service programs are staffed by attorneys and paralegals who appear on behalf of their clients in criminal, civil and/or administrative actions and proceedings, in addition to offering legal advice and guidance when appropriate. This includes assistance with victims of abuse, medical bills, advocacy, public benefits, drafting a will and establishing a conservatorship.

Address: 500 K St., NE, D.C. 20002

Phone: (202) 724-5622

Fax: (202) 724-4979

RECREATION AND SOCIALIZATION

Barney Neighborhood House

The Barney Neighborhood House offers nutrition services, social services, art programs, field trips, special events, parties, and health education programs.

Address: 5656A 3rd St. NE

Washington, DC 20011

Website: http://barneynh.org/senior_services_programs.html

Phone: 202-939-9031

Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM – 5PM

Georgetown Village

Georgetown Village was established to help senior neighbors age in place by providing them with the practical means and services to do so. Such services may include providing transportation to appointments, home visits, and concierge services. They work with trained volunteers and professional service providers to meet their members’ needs. Georgetown village hosts programs such as weekly coffee gatherings, monthly happy hour, dinner and movie nights, monthly men's lunch, museum excursions, and various guest speakers.

Website: https://gv.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=225818

Address: Located in St. John’s Rectory

3238 O Street, NW

Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202-999-8988

Email: info@georgetown-village.org

source: D.C. Office on Aging Senior Service Network Telephone Directory, February 2012